Mayor Boytee Doma prefers their eco-tourism site as pristine as it was before, rather than to be soiled by unscrupulous business developers.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Prieto-Diaz, Sorsogon, [05.08.18] – Mayor Benito “Boytee”L. Doma has categorically expressed his straightforward standpoint on how to preserve and protect the municipality’s natural tourism assets: he does not allow business applications that will destroy the ecological balance of the beloved town.
Mayor Boytee Doma on Monday told www.philexaminer.com that he turned down potential business applications who are expressing intentions doing business in Prieto-Diaz for a reasons – protecting the local business interests and it’s eco-tourism sites.
“There were were business intentions and proposals coming from outside, but I just simply turned it down because they will just devour the local business that are already into eco-tourism business and it will destroy our local landscape by their infrastructures,” the Mayor explained.
The present set-up here, the local business climate is favorable to the local business operators who are into community-based tourism enterprises who sells our local products derived from agriculture and fisheries akes the people contented and happy, these are one of my reasons why I remain firm of letting them in, the Mayor explained.
The town of Prieto-Diaz faces Albay Gulf and is endowed with scenic beach front facing the eastern seaboard of the Pacific thrives in fishing and agriculture.
Aside from its vast rice fields and coconut plantations that sustain the local economy, it boasts of rich marine resources including its beach resorts luring tourists, chosing Prieto-Diaz their favorite travel destination in Sorsogon.
Among the famous attraction among travelers and tourists is the Natural Mangrove Forest.
The province of Sorsogon pride itself for its natural mangrove (bakawan) forest located at Barangay Diamante, Prieto Diaz. The mangrove forest is sits on almost 112 hectares of natural mangrove forest.
267 hectares of mangroves are placed under local government unit mangrove reforestration, according to the municipal tourism office.
These mangroves shield the shoreline from typhoons and tidal waves while serving as habitat of mollusks, birds, nursery fish and source of income for the residents.
The mangrove forest provides kayaking along the estuaries that flows inside the mangrove forest is among the main tourism activity in town that consistently attracting tourists.